LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CarLabs (www.carlabs.com), the premier AI-driven, ad-tech and conversational commerce platform for the automotive industry, adds two industry veterans to its advisory board. They join existing advisory board members consisting of auto industry luminaries formerly with Daimler/Chrysler, J.D. Power and Associates and Cars.com.
Professor Moshe BenBassat has been a leader in Artificial Intelligence for several decades. During a long academic career with positions at Tel Aviv University, USC, and UCLA, Professor BenBassat made significant contributions in Pattern Recognition, Artificial Intelligence, Optimization, Data Science and Machine Learning.
Following his invention of "service chain optimization," he founded ClickSoftware which has been leading this space with AI-centric products since its inception in 1997. Moshe served as ClickSoftware's CEO until 2015, at which point it was acquired for nearly $0.5 Billion. Moshe also founded Plataine which is focused on intelligent automation for smart manufacturing, leveraging Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence technologies. In addition to being an advisory board member, Professor BenBassat also is an investor in CarLabs.
Ryan McManus is SVP of Partnerships and Corporate Development for EVRYTHNG and President of EVRYTHNG Inc, an IoT Smart Products platform company; he also serves on the Board of Directors for Nortech Systems. He has over 20 years' experience as a leader in both digital business startups and large corporate digital transformations. He previously founded Accenture's Digital Business Strategy and Transformation practice and served as the Accenture Strategy COO and a leader in the firm's Corporate Strategy, M&A and International Expansion businesses. He is the author of several articles on digital business and corporate strategy, serves on two advisory boards with the Aspen Institute, and has served as an advisor to Fortune 100 companies, technology startups and non-profits.
CarLabs was founded and initially funded by a team of automotive insiders and executives including founder of NewCars.com and former VP of R&D for Cars.com and Shopzilla, Martin Schmitt; e-commerce pioneer, former Head of Internet Strategy at Packard Bell/NEC, and former Co-Founder and CEO of MatchCraft, Uzi Eliahou; and former COO of NewCars.com and former VP of Search Marketing at Cars.com, Isabel Sopoglian.
"We are extremely pleased to have these seasoned advisors on our team as we lead the industry in adopting conversational commerce technology," said Martin Schmitt, CarLabs Co-Founder and CEO. "We believe our platform can significantly help the auto industry more effectively navigate its rapidly evolving relationship with today's consumers."
CarLabs aggregates all vehicle data into a single platform that delivers information to users conversationally on any messaging platform. This creates a powerful, multi-channel marketing platform that synchronizes campaign messages and improves shopping metrics for car sellers while improving the customer experience by reducing the friction points to a sale.
The company is currently white labeling its platform for auto brands and turning complex data into simple, personalized conversations on whichever messaging platform car shoppers choose to use: Facebook Messenger, SMS, web, Amazon Alexa, etc.
"After decades in the Artificial intelligence space I can safely say that now is a transformative time for the technology and CarLabs is the leader in the automotive conversational marketing space," said Professor BenBassat advisor and angel investor at CarLabs.
CarLabs, headquartered in Calabasas, California, has created a first-of-its kind, AI-driven, ad-tech and conversational commerce platform. Its technology translates millions of complex automotive data points into direct answers to car shopper and owner questions. Questions like "What is the most fuel efficient SUV under $35,000?"
Now automotive companies can leverage the power of artificial intelligence and messaging to enable effective multi-channel sales and marketing campaigns across desktop, mobile, email, and other digital channels. To learn more visit www.carlabs.com and follow-us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.